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Paralympian Search Launched to Find Next CDN Paralympic Athletes – Nov. 17 in Calgary

release by the Canadian Paralympic Association

Canadian Paralympic CommitteeNovember 06, 2015 – PARALYMPIAN SEARCH is a one-day athlete identification event designed to test participant aptitudes to excel in various Paralympic sports, and maybe one day represent Canada at the Paralympic Games.

The event also welcomes current or former athletes from all levels aiming to transfer into a new Paralympic sport or discover a new sport that can complement their main discipline.

Each participant goes through a set of basic physiological and sport-specific tests conducted by national team coaches and other experts. During this event, you will also get to meet current Paralympic athletes and alumni from various sports who will be sharing their experience and answering your questions.

Following participation in PARALYMPIAN SEARCH, participants may be selected for a local club, provincial or national development program designed to propel athletes from their developmental stages to a Paralympic podium. Additionally, all participants will receive information on how to get started in the sports of their choice.


Ages 14-35
Have a physical disability or visual impairment*
With or without previous sport experience
Interested in discovering which Paralympic sports you are eligible for and have the greatest potential.
*Click here for more information about eligible Paralympic disabilities

Upcoming events


Canadian Sport Institute Ontario / Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
Click here to register


Saturday, November 14 2015
Canadian Sport Institute Calgary / WinSport
Click here to register

Contact one of our two High Performance Athlete Development Advisors, they would love to hear from you, even if you never participated in sport before!

Jean-Fran├žois Rapatel
High Performance Athlete Development Advisor
(778) 350-7694

Daniel Absolon
High Performance Athlete Development Advisor
(416) 528-3896

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